As I paw this, my skin is itching, my ears are on fire and I feel the need to "scoot". Why me?
Aparently they are allergies and unless all the irritants and allergens are banished, I will be forever itchy... NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
So far, Ma says I "might" be allergic or irritated by any of these things:
Freshly cut grass
Poultry (My food is made from salmon thank dogness!)
Changes in environment eh home, beach, forest
Cats (Sorry Kitties!!!!!!!!!)
Perfumes eg Carpet freshener/room deodoriser/etc
Certain ingredients in food and treats - WHAT?
Most of these are noticeable, like when we go to Grandmas, she has a kittie and I itch like crazy. But it could just be the change in environment. But some are just guesses also. Winter seems to be ok, I don't get too many itches when its cold. Maybe I need to move to somewhere snowy and cold all year round...
When I get my itchies really bad I have to have a small course of prednisone (BLAUGH) and I am a good pup and slurp the little pillypills into my tummy.
And then usually my ears become a nasty mess (due to skin infection in my ears) and I have to have them washed out and treated for a few days. Its horrible. I am a little scared of the big scary ear wash bottle, it makes me cower away and no amount of coaxing will get me to lie down to have it squirted in my eary ears and smooshed around. EW!
It makes it a bit confusing also cos I scratch when I am anxious, irritable or excited too so sometimes its just that and not any irritation at all! Its good to trick Ma sometimes!
I wonder if any of you puppies and kitties can suggest anything my Ma can try to relieve my itching?
Scratchy scratchy scratch
Sorry puppies and kitties, it wouldn't publish the spaces between my paragraphs, must be the fat paws...